What Makes SmartWater Smart?

what makes smartwater smart

SmartWater is a brand of bottled water produced by the Glaceau company — the same company that makes those colorful VitaminWaters. I was surprised to learn Glaceau is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola. But what makes SmartWater so special? Is it really any different from regular water? Here’s what we know: SmartWater is “vapor distilled” water. … Read more

High Altitude, Low Octane?

During our recent trip to Montana and Wyoming, I was surprised to find octane 85 and 85.5 gas at the gas stations. I had the false idea that octane ratings had to do with fuel efficiency, fuel “quality”, and or pollutants. I had some homework to do. What is Octane? The octane rating of gasoline … Read more

XM Radio Cancellation Scam

Satellite radio is an interesting business model. They have extremely high overhead (satellites definitely aren’t cheap), but the marginal cost of additional customers is basically zero. Their satellites are already up there beaming signals down to earth; if the signal hits one receiver or a million, it’s all the same to them. In December, mom … Read more

How Does Restaurant.com Work?

How Restaurant.com Works Restaurant.com sells gift certificates to local restaurants at deep discounts. Their normal price is $10 for a $25 gift certificate, but they often run promotions where you can buy the same $25 gift certificate for just $2 or $3. $25 worth of food for $2! What’s the catch? Each restaurant has their … Read more

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